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Greg Olsen | Tight End | #88

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/11/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 255
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (31) / CHI
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Greg Olsen caught 3-of-7 targets for 30 yards in Week 13 against Seattle.
Olsen's slump continued in a game Cam Newton completed 14 passes. He's now been held under 45 yards in four straight weeks. Olsen is due for some positive regression against the Chargers in Week 14. Dec 5 - 12:36 AM

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Greg Olsen caught 4-of-5 targets for 45 yards in the Panthers' Week 12 loss to the Raiders.

Olsen had a really tough day. He dropped a pass on the final drive on 3rd-and-10 with the Panthers trailing by three. Cam Newton was strip-sacked on the next play to end the game. Olsen also was unable to hang onto a two-point conversion earlier in the half. Since his monster Weeks 5 and 6, Olsen has averaged 36 receiving yards per game over his last five. He's also scored just one touchdown in that span. Olsen will look to rebound next week on the road at Seattle. He's still a weekly must-start at such a shallow position.
Nov 27 - 8:22 PM

Greg Olsen caught 4-of-7 targets for 33 yards in the Panthers' Week 11 win over the Saints.

It was Olsen's fourth straight game under 60 yards. He could have had a first half touchdown, but didn't seem to know where the goal line was after catching the ball at the one. It was an unusual mistake from a shrewd veteran. Despite his recent slump, Olsen will be a no-brainer TE1 in Week 12 against a Raiders team that struggles to defense seam stretchers.
Nov 18 - 12:16 AM

Greg Olsen caught 5-of-8 targets for 39 yards in the Panthers' Week 10 loss to the Chiefs.

Olsen had next to no room to roam in this one, as All-Pro Eric Berry was draped all over him in coverage much of the afternoon. Any catches Olsen made, there was a defender there to bring him down immediately. Olsen will be an elite TE1 when the Panthers host the Saints this Thursday night.
Nov 13 - 4:56 PM

Greg Olsen caught 5-of-7 targets for 52 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' Week 9 win over the Rams.

Olsen's first quarter score proved to be the Panthers' only touchdown of the game. It was all they needed in a 13-10 victory. With half the season gone, the ageless tight end is on pace for 90/1,346/6. Both the catches and yards would be new career highs. It's not a cliche to say Olsen has been getting better with age.
Nov 6 - 7:51 PM

Greg Olsen caught 1-of-3 targets for 11 yards in the Panthers' Week 8 win over the Cardinals.

The Cardinals have been lights out at defending tight ends due to their athletic linebackers and safeties, and Sunday's game was no different. Olsen also wasn't helped by the Panthers' need to pass for only 212 yards in a game where their running game and defense dominated. Expect Olsen to rebound when Carolina faces Los Angeles in Week 9.
Oct 30 - 4:39 PM

Greg Olsen caught 6-of-7 targets for 94 yards in the Panthers' Week 6 loss to the Saints.

Olsen led the Panthers in receiving yards, but his seven targets were well behind Kelvin Benjamin (14) and Ted Ginn (eight). The Saints left Olsen wide open in the flats for a couple big gains early in the game and Olsen later drew a pass interference penalty in the end zone on a 4th-and-1 play to help set up a rushing touchdown. Olsen heads into the bye as an elite TE1.
Oct 16 - 6:10 PM

Greg Olsen caught 9-of-12 targets for 181 yards in the Panthers' 17-14, Week 5 loss to the Bucs on Monday night.

Olsen's connection with Derek Anderson was talked about a lot leading up to Anderson's fill-in start for Cam Newton (concussion), and the two put it on display against a Bucs defense that seemed to have no interest in covering the tight end in the intermediate levels of the field. Olsen constantly turned catches into long gains with his YAC ability. He could have had a bigger night, but Olsen was tackled at the three-yard line on one big gain, then Anderson threw behind him three plays later on 3rd-and-goal from the one-yard line on what should have been a wide-open touchdown. Olsen was also the target on Anderson's 1st-and-goal interception in the end zone. Olsen's 181 yards set a new career-high. He'll the top TE1 next week at the Saints.
Oct 10 - 11:37 PM

Greg Olsen caught 6-of-12 targets for 76 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' Week 4 loss to the Falcons.

Olsen entered the fourth quarter with zero catches on four targets, but saved his fantasy day with the Panthers in comeback mode. Backup QB Derek Anderson locked onto his tight end after Cam Newton departed with a concussion. With 25 percent of the season in the books, the ageless Olsen is on pace for 96 catches, 1,340 yards and eight scores. The yards will probably taper a bit, but Olsen remains locked in as a top-three TE1.
Oct 2 - 5:15 PM

Greg Olsen caught 6-of-10 targets for 64 yards in Carolina's Week 3 loss to the Vikings.

With Kelvin Benjamin completely erased, Olsen was the Panthers' No. 1 receiver, but it wasn't a profitable position on a day where Cam Newton got pounded into the turf by the Vikings' elite defense. Olsen will be a top-three option against the Falcons in Week 4.
Sep 25 - 5:32 PM

Greg Olsen secured 5-of-8 targets for 122 yards and a touchdown in Carolina's Week 2 win over the 49ers.

Olsen should have had a bigger game, but Cam Newton overthrew him on a deep route early in the first half. He was left wide open on his 78-yard touchdown. Olsen's eight targets were behind only Kelvin Benjamin. He should be more involved in the red-zone next week if Jonathan Stewart (hamstring, ankle) misses time.
Sep 18 - 6:05 PM

Greg Olsen hauled in 7-of-9 targets for 73 yards Thursday night against the Broncos.

Olsen was surprisingly quiet early, but he leaked out of the backfield to convert a third down on a 13-yard dump off in the second quarter. That catch jump-started his game, and he was the 1B to Kelvin Benjamin's 1A the rest of the way. As has become customary, Olsen made several big plays down the stretch including a third-down conversion on the final drive. Even with Benjamin back, Olsen will remain a big part of the offense. He will be an elite play next week against the 49ers.
Sep 9 - 12:31 AM

Greg Olsen (back) has resumed practicing at Panthers camp.

The Panthers have taken it easy on Olsen, holding him out of their regular season dress rehearsal. He also missed some practice time with back spasms. Olsen's back might limit his practice participation early in the season, but he's in no danger of missing games. He remains a top-three fantasy tight end.
Aug 28 - 3:48 PM

Greg Olsen (back) will not play in the Panthers' third preseason game Friday night.

Olsen missed several days of practice with back spasms, but he returned to the field Monday. The Panthers are just using caution by holding him out Friday night, and there is no indication he is dealing with a long-term injury. Olsen is safe to draft as a top-3 tight end.
Aug 26 - 6:52 PM

Greg Olsen (back) has resumed practicing.

Perhaps Olsen will miss this week's regular season dress rehearsal out of an abundance of caution, but his back won't be a concern for Week 1.
Aug 22 - 2:26 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Cameron Artis-Payne
3Fozzy Whittaker
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Mike Tolbert
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Fozzy Whittaker
FB1Mike Tolbert
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Corey Brown
3Brenton Bersin
WR21Ted Ginn
2Devin Funchess
WR31Devin Funchess
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Scott Simonson
LT1Mike Remmers
2Daryl Williams
LG1Andrew Norwell
C1Ryan Wendell
RG1Trai Turner
RT1Chris Scott
K1Graham Gano